Cloud federation enables cloud providers to expand their business globally and easily adjust to unexpected increases in demand through dynamic resource brokerage. The dynamicity of mobile users and applications coupled with the advent of different devices and sensors make it difficult for the cloud provider to predict in advance the need for the cloud resources required to fulfil the application's requirements. Mobile cloud services require the support of very scalable cloud platforms in order to provide optimal services to mobile users especially for services and data hosted and executed across borders.
Advancements are needed in the area of Cloud Resource Brokerage that will provide effective utilization and optimization of heterogeneous resources (such as storage and communications) for mobile applications and services in federated cloud environments.Scope:
Research and Innovation Actions
The focus of the joint research will be the development of an innovative cloud resource brokerage platform where advanced Cloud technologies are supporting the unpredictable mobile application needs to address the challenges (i.e., heterogeneity, ultra- scalable resource provisioning & availability, computing offloading, code portability, data integrity, context-awareness, quality of service, etc.) stemming from different application domains in business and societal contexts. The technologies developed should take into account interoperability, and portability issues and aim towards future standardization. The technologies developed should be validated through relevant mobile applications requiring a federated Cloud environment, in which services and data can be hosted and executed efficiently across borders.
The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of EUR 1.5 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.Expected Impact: